Spying on people through the use of electronic bugs isn't just for the movies. Electronic equipment is so small and affordable, that just about anyone with a little knowledge can put a bug in your home, and if a professional places a bug, it can be extremely difficult to find. If you have concerns about your home being monitored, call an electronic bug sweep professional for help.
They can bring sophisticated equipment to your home and locate bugs that are on and functional, trying to avoid detection, or even turned off. Here's when to suspect your home might be bugged, where bugs might be located, and how a bug sweep can find them.
When to Suspect Your Home Is Bugged
If you notice things you say in your home are getting out, and you're certain you've never spoken of them elsewhere, there's a chance you could have a bug. If things you say on phone conversations or around your house get leaked, then having a bug is a definite possibility.
However, if you're a high-profile business executive, you might also wonder if your home is bugged when you're undergoing certain business transactions. You may even wonder if your office building is bugged too. If you're going through a bitter divorce or have an ex that's unstable, it may be possible they have planted a bug in your house to spy on you.
Unfortunately, it's fairly easy and affordable to place a bug in someone's house, but it can be expensive to have the bug found. The first step in working with an electronic bug sweep service is an interview that helps the professional understand if there is a high risk of you being monitored with a bug. If the risk is there, they may proceed with the sweep.
Where Bugs Could Be Located
Bugs consist of audio and video devices. These can be quite small and easy to hide in your home. Likely places to plant a bug are rooms where you spend the most time, such as your bedroom, home office, living room, and kitchen. Also, bugs usually need a power source, so they may be located near a charging source (although there are some that run on batteries and can be placed anywhere).
How an Electronic Bug Sweep Finds Bugs
Expensive and sophisticated electronic detection devices are needed to find bugs. These can pick up RF signals, lasers, and other signals. However, the presence of a signal doesn't necessarily mean you have a bug. The professional has to determine the frequency of the signal and match the frequency to known signals so it can be eliminated as a spy bug if possible. The goal of a bug sweep is to find an unidentified signal if it exists.
The sweep covers an entire room from top to bottom and everything that's inside the room. Since even a video camera can be so small that it's nearly undetectable, the bug sweep has to cover every inch of the room. It's possible the bug sweep won't find anything at all. They might also find a bug from law enforcement, and in that case, they'll probably need to quit searching and leave.
If they find an unidentified bug, the bug sweep professional may give you the option on how to proceed. One choice is to call the police so the police can investigate to find out who placed the bug in your home and why. For more information, turn to a service such as Stout Security Consultants.